Jill Nooney, earth artist

Recycled art and a reclaimed landscape create a legacy

Bedrock Trellis 97Photographed by Lynn Karlin

You could say that Jill Nooney’s world revolves around nurturing and healing, whether it is using her skills as a therapist to help others restore their mental health or using her talents as an artist and gardener to bring a landscape to life. When not busy at her Exeter, New Hampshire, therapy practice, Nooney divides her time between creating her unique garden art; expanding and enhancing Bedrock Gardens, a multi-acre project; and developing the nonprofit organization that will soon operate Bedrock Gardens and share its beauty with the public.

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James Brewer

A gardener for the ages

Brewer GreenCircle after

What is the essence of a garden? An escape to restore the soul? A magical place that lets the imagination soar? Or a feast for the senses that transports you with its lush beauty and fragrance? To garden designer James Brewer of James Brewer Garden Design in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, a garden is all these and much more.

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Phil O’Donnell

A stonemason creates enduring art

T Phil sculpture2B2Photographed by Penny O’Sullivan Thousands of stone slices make up the beehive-like Orb.

New England is a region of rock, from the granite faces of its many hillsides and mountains to its rocky shores and boulder-strewn fields. The early settlers crafted walls, foundations, and buildings from this rock, but stonemason and landscaper Phil O’Donnell of Stratham, New Hampshire, sees rock differently. For him, its weathered and varied forms are inspiration for his art.

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Maya Travaglia

An artist’s love affair with color and light

Talent Marti InMotion2Marti in Motion is Travaglia’s first LED piece, designed to hang on a wall without natural light filtering through.
Photographed by Richard Goodbody

Clear panes of glass are part of our daily lives; they let in light and visions of the outside world. Maya Travaglia, however, adds color, shape, texture, and an artist’s vision to her glass creations, creating designs of beauty and meaning.

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Jamie LaFleur

An artist creates a visual feast

T LaFleur AspensJamie LaFleur’s Aspens, an oil painting on canvas mounted on board, shows his use of muted tones, highlighted by a punch of red.

Jamie LaFleur is continuously immersed in art. As an artist, he strives to convey on canvas surroundings that are meaningful to him. As owner of the Banks Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he eagerly shares diverse and impressive collections with others.

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